Man injured in July at Crater Lake goes home to NY

Man injured in July at Crater Lake goes home to NY
This photo taken July 11, 2011, provided by the National Park Service, shows a National Park ranger, rescuing a man who slid 300 feet in Crater Lake, Ore. (AP Photo/National Park Service)

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) - A Syracuse, N.Y., man who was critically injured in July in a 300-foot fall at Crater Lake has returned home to continue his recovery.

Rangers and others at Crater Lake National Park spent about six hours rescuing the man, who slid into the remains of a volcano that forms the nation's deepest and clearest lake.

Eric Brimlow, 27, spent several weeks in intensive care at Rogue Valley Medical Center following what happened.

He was moved to a rehabilitation center in August for therapy to regain his balance and speech.

The Mail Tribune reports Brimlow and his family returned Wednesday to New York.

Information from: Mail Tribune
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